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Traditional Face Painting at the Mara

Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Cultural representatives set up shop each day in the resort’s quick-service restaurant The Mara to share the magic and meaning behind Adinkra African symbols. Common amongst the people of Ghana, adrinka were originally used to decorate cloth, walls, and pottery.

Sundown Mingle for DVC Members

As I was flipping through the Fall 2012 Disney Files Magazine I was excited to see that there’s a whole new Disney Vacation Club Member Mingle going on at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Disney Vacation Club Webcast 'Stories from the Savanna'

Is Animal Kingdom Lodge your ideal place to stay while at Walt Disney World? Do you book your Disney vacation packages here year after year? Are you looking for all the luxury of this unique resort but wish it had a smaller price tag? If you answered "Yes!" to one or more of these questions than the Disney Vacation Club may have just the answer you're looking for.

Zahanati Massage & Spa Services

Zahanati Massage Center is located on the first floor off Giraffe Trail and Uzima pool. The massage center offers massage therapy, skin care and body treatments and features saunas and steam rooms for men and women. Currently run by Niki Bryan, Spa services include a surcharge and are by appointment during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition to services provided at the Massage Center, arrangements can be made for private in-room massages.

5 Reasons You Should Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of the most beautiful and intricately themed of Walt Disney World's Resorts Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a treat for guests looking to escape the every day and indulge in a vacation that truly transports them. We've gathered together 5 great reasons why you should consider staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge on your next Orlando Vacation.

Disney Confort Food at Home: Jiko's Famous Mac-n-Cheese

Disney World Hotels are second to none, and when you're planning an Orlando vacation you should be sure to take into consideration the fantastic food that Disney Dining has to offer. One of my favorite restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge is Jiko. This signature dining experience has a flare for taking comfort food and turning it into an elegant fine dining experience.

Valet Parking at WDW Deluxe Resorts

There are some little luxuries that just make staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel nicer than everywhere else. One of my favorite luxuries at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is Valet Car Service. Offered at both Jambo House and Kidani Village, for just $12 a day using the valet provides you with door to door access to your vehicle and includes in and out privileges at all of the Deluxe Walt Disney World Resorts.

Rest, Relax and Romance: Weekend Get Away at Animal Kingdom Lodge

We all know how much fun it can be to head to Walt Disney World for a fun filled family vacation, but what if you’re looking for a short adult retreat? I say Animal Kingdom Lodge is the perfect place for a relaxed and grown up weekend. But Disney without the Parks? Sure! This Resort has plenty to keep you busy.

Lunch at Samawati Springs Maji Pool Bar

When spending a day by the Uzima Springs easy to grab a quick bit to eat at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Counter Service eatery, Mara and take it back to a poolside table. However what if you’re spending lunchtime at Kidani Village’s Pool & Water Playground Samawati Springs? Without a counter service spot in Kidani Village, you’re options are limited. However, the Maji Pool Bar offers a couple of options for you to eat poolside and not miss a moment of the fun on your Disney Vacation.

World Class African Art Collection at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to the largest collection of African Art outside of the African Continent? What a special treat for guests who chose this spectacular hotel for their Walt Disney World Vacation.

Showcasing almost every aspect of traditional African culture, the lodge plays host to over 380 museum-quality art pieces that can be seen by visitors and guests as they enjoy the vast public spaces throughout the resort.

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